Friday, June 1, 2012

TRNA | Meeting Reminder & Clean-up

Happy Friday friends & neighbors! 

Tomorrow - Saturday, June 2nd - from 8:30 am - 11:30 am there is a CRA sponsored clean-up. If you are interested in participating, please meet at 20 South D St. We hope to see you there. 

Also, on Monday, June 4th at 7:00 pm, please join us at Compass Center for the monthly meeting of the Tropical Ridge Neighborhood Association. The special guest speaker from Adopt-a-Family will provide an update on NSPII properties in the neighborhood. 

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Boat Ramp Progress...

Lake Worth Historical Museum to reopen June 6

This is good news and something I may sign up to volunteer.  If you are interested in Lake Worth history, it would be worth your while to consider.  Click title for link to article.

HURT: Capital Bikeshare is making biking ugly, smugly - Washington Times

I've provided links to articles about other metropolitan areas and their bike sharing/leasing programs.  This comes from the unintended consequences file of what is happening in Washington, D.C. with their program - through the eyes of a skeptic, who happens to bring up some good issues.  A funny title for link.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Library Board Special Meeting - 5/31

Click here for Thursday's Library Board agenda.  It apparently is not available on the city's website calendar. It is a special meeting. This note came from a member of the Library Board:

To whom it may concern,

I just noticed this meeting didn't make the website calender. The proposed budget will at least double the amount drawn from the Simpkin and other trust funds to over $200,000. There is time for public comment.

Sam Goodstein
Library Board

Gay group shows pride in Lake Worth

Sort of stating the obvious, but a new group has formed that is more actively promoting the city as a gay destination and a source of affordable housing, in an already accepting community.  Thank you Commissioner Amoroso for your efforts.  Click title for link to article.

Should taller buildings be allowed in downtown Lake Worth?

Willie's take on last week's City Commission work session on the Comprehensive Plan.  What golden goose is McVoy talking about?  The one that keeps giving tiny, little eggs that prove that our property tax base cannot support a sufficient level of public services?  Remember we won the "golden goose" prize for being the Palm  Beach County municipality that had the greatest decreases in property tax valuation of any other - and we were almost backed into a special assessment for all sorts of basic services since our tax base couldn't support it - we were told.  The difference between 35 and 45 feet in the downtown is not that significant!  We are talking about potential in-fill redevelopment on a few lots - not a wholesale tear down of what is there now.  Although that is what the McVoy/Mulvehill faction would have you believe.

Click title for link to article.  Be thinking of how best to use McVoy's "golden goose."  Also, the headline is sensationalistic since it makes the public think that the heights being discussed are for buildings taller than what are there now.  The whole topic borders on the ridiculous - since the topic's primary goal is to rally McVoy/Mulvehill's anti-development base.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Eternal Father, Strong to Save

I Stand Before You by Roger J. Robicheau, Former SP5 US Army

I stand before you all today
But not one eye can see my way. 

My time arrived, to leave this earth
A fact so planned, to every birth

It happened where I had to go
My torch for life was so aglow

I transferred while in uniform
Protecting freedom, through a storm

Should I resent I died for you
Not on my life, red white and blue

Please help my family through each day
Tell all my friends, try not to stray

And of the country I did love
Do think of me, through God above

Your memories, brought forth this day
Send love to us, who could not stay

South Florida helping state's economic recovery, economist says

Better news than we've heard recently.  This is from the article regarding Palm Beach County:

Palm Beach County is one of the hot spots to what Vitner called an expanding "life science industry" that is still in its infancy. Florida has become a leader in the new industry — to the point some biomedical companies are leaving California and other states to settle in the Sunshine State, he added.
"They're very attracted to going to something new — a building that doesn't need to be retrofitted," Vitner said. "I think it is easier. And the cost of living is cheaper here. It's a real winner for the state."
He noted that Palm Beach County is home to the Scripps Research Institute and the Max Planck Florida Institute.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Remembering John G's with Commissioner Suzanne Mulvehill...

This Is How We Ride -

New Yorkers have a new option for getting around - a bike share program.  Click title for link to article.  Also notice that the author of the article is 60 years old and extols the virtues of living in an urban, not a suburban, location.  This is part of that trend referred to as the "Great Inversion" - people returning to older urban areas that are walkable, bike-able and do not rely on the automobile as the primary means of getting-around.  Lake Worth needs to be capitalizing on this trend.